Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church The Ecumenical Patriarchate – Archdiocese of America – Metropolis of Atlanta Sunday January 19, 2020 12th Sunday of Luke TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY Memory of St. Makarios the Egyptian
When the angelic powers appeared at Your grave, the soldiers guarding it feared and became as dead. And standing by the sepulcher was Mary who was seeking Your immaculate body. You devastated Hades, not afflicted by it. You went to meet the virgin, and granted eternal life. You resurrected from the dead. O Lord, glory to You.
As a citizen of the desert and an angel incarnate * and a wonder-worker you shone forth, O Makarios our God-bearing father. * Since you received the spiritual gifts * by fasting and vigilance and prayer, * you can cure those who are ailing and heal the souls * of those who run to you with faith. * Glory to Him who gave His might to you; * glory to Him who placed a crown on you; * glory to Him who operates through you, providing cures to all.
You sanctified the virginal womb by Your birth, O Lord, and blessed the hands of Symeon fittingly, O Christ God; and even now You came and saved us. Now, give peace to our Nation in time of war, and empower our Leaders, so loved by You, the only one who loves humanity.
The Epistle The reading is from Paul's Letter to the Colossians Col. 3:4-11
Brethren, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away; anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.
The Gospel The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke Lk. 17:12-19
At that time, as Jesus entered a village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said: "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." When He saw them, He said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus's feet, giving Him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then said Jesus: "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" And He said to him: "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."
We would like to express our appreciation for all the ladies who prepared and baked the delicious cookies to be given to an institution which takes care of the vulnerable in our city/community of Baton Rouge. Also, thanks to the entire community of Holy Trinity for providing the grocery (dry goods) to the same institution which we do for over six years. May God's blessings be upon all of those who cares for others! Thank you.Peace and love... Have a beautiful and peaceful rest of week… Peace, love, joy… and good health!!!...
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Voicing the struggle and depression that sometimes come along with a new baby can seem to imply that you are overlooking the joy in your new “bundle of joy."
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